West Moberly’s primary concern now is to do what we can to mitigate and heal some of
the damage that the Peace River valley has suffered through the construction of the three
dams, as well as through massive forestry, mining and oil and gas development.
“This decision, in our view, properly declined to intervene in the Executive Committee’s decision to suspend the National Chief, and does not support the claims that our actions were illegal or outside our authority,”
– Regional Chief Paul Prosper, spokesperson for the AFN.
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is disappointed that the $724.1-million fund allocated to supporting Indigenous women and girls facing gender-based violence is still sitting, vastly underutilized, while First Nations women are experiencing increased rates of violence.
Survivors repeatedly report receiving lower levels than deserved and have been deprived of the ability to disclose further proof as they acquire or remember it. Survivors are also unable to re-apply for their deserved compensation level. Across this country, federally-funded Day Schools have been left off of this eligibility list. Survivors continue to be re-traumatized as they and their families are forced to relive the trauma as they write their narratives for a stranger to review.
“Our Chiefs are pleased to be here once again to renew a commitment from post secondary institutions to improve the lives of Atlantic Indigenous people,” says Chief Bob Gloade, co-chair, APCFNC and Chief of Millbrook First Nations.
First Nations women are severely impacted by the lack of access to resources to address poverty and homelessness, violence and discrimination, and domestic violence. The AMC has tried to seek funding and work with Canada to offer more support for unsheltered women. However, critical supports, such as providing access to safe emergency housing, are urgently needed.